Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik and Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac are having a joint high dollar fundraiser tonight at Cuzin’s Seafood Clam Bar in Marlboro. The $300 per head event is being hosted by Middlesex Democrat Chairman Kevin McCabe and Monmouth Democrat Chair David Brown.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2019 elections, Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2019 elections, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, John McCormac, John O. Bennett, Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Middlesex Democrats, Monmouth Democrats, NJ Democrats, Woodbridge | Comments Off on Hornik and McCormac holding joint fundraiser in Marlboro tonight
Marlboro Township Township’s governing body introduced their 2019 Municipal Budget with a plan to reduce property taxes, Mayor Jonathan Hornik announced. Scheduled for passaged at the April 11 Council meeting, the budget as proposed will lower the municipal portion Marlboro property taxpayers annual bill. For average household valued at an estimated $494,605, the cost for all municipal services such as police, parks, public works, and road improvements will be $1,867.
“The challenge of managing the extreme weather conditions of the last several years continues to drive the Township’s cost of operations. Our budgets have had to absorb the increased costs of snow removal, in particular, which has increased more than 300% since 2007,” said Mayor Jonathan Hornik. “We also continue to grapple with State mandates including an 11% increase in our New Jersey Pension System contribution. Despite these pressures, we continue to deliver and expand the services our residents expect while remaining $1.95 million below the State levy cap and $1.24 million below the State spending cap.” Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 21st, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Jonathan Hornik, Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik, Marlboro Township, Monmouth County News, Property Taxes | Comments Off on Marlboro’s Proposed Budget Reduces Property Taxes
Mayor Jonathan Hornik and the members of the Marlboro Township Council today issued a public letter condemning the Anti-Semitic remarks of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota).Art Gallagher | Filed under: Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: anti-semitism, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, Jonathan Hornik, Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik, Marlboro Township, Monmouth County News | 3 Comments »
Jonathan Hornik will run for a fourth consecutive term as Mayor of Marlboro Township.
First elected in 2007 when he defeated incumbent Republican Dr. Robert Kleinberg in a race that got statewide attention when Kleinberg incurred the pubic wrath radio personality Jim Gearhart and Asbury Park Press columnist Bob Ingle by falsely claiming Gearhart’s endorsement. Kleinberg then went on the air with Gearhart the day before the election to argue with the host and defend his campaign mail.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: Bob Ingle, Carol Mazzola, Jeff Cantor, Jim Gearhart, Jon Hornik, Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik, Marlboro Township, Monmouth County News, Robert Kleinberg, Tommy G Show | 1 Comment »
Marlboro Mayor Jonathan Hornik today noted that the State of New Jersey historically shirks its obligations to the “chronically underfunded” pension system while local governments have been meeting their obligations. Hornik’s comment came in a press release touting S&P Global Ratings reaffirming his township’s AAA bond rating.
Art Gallagher | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Politics, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, Pensions, Phil Murphy | Tags: Declan O'Scanlon, Marlboro, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ Budget, NJ Pension Crisis, S&P Global, Senator Declan O'Scanlon, Standard and Poors | Comments Off on Hornik calls for Murphy administration to dramatically reform pension system
S&P noted that while the Township continues to make its annually required pension contribution to the State of New Jersey, the State pension system is chronically underfunded. “Local government continues to pay its share, and historically the State has shirked its obligation,” stated the Mayor. “In the context of our review, S&P reiterated its concern regarding the long term health of the State system. I am hopeful that with a new Administration in Trenton, the State will take a more responsible approach to its stewardship of the pension system.”
Mayor Jonathan Hornik asks Marlboro Council to support legislation allowing property taxes payments as charitable contributions
Marlboro Mayor Jonathan Hornik is asking the Township’s Council to support Governor-elect Phil Murphy’s proposal to allow New Jersey residents to make charitable contributions in lieu of property taxes as an end around the tax reform legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump last year. The new federal tax law limits the deduction for State and Local Taxes (SALT) to $10,000.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Monmouth County News, Phil Murphy | Tags: Federal Tax Reform, Governor-elect Phil Murphy, Marlboro Township, Monmouth County News, Phil Murphy, Property taxes as charitable contributions, SALT deduction | 4 Comments »
Standard and Poors, the global credit rating agency, issued a AAA/Stable bond rating on $9.6 million in new borrowings by Marlboro and upgraded the Township’s existing debt to AAA as well.
The new rating makes Marlboro one of only 29 towns in New Jersey with the top possible credit rating, according to a statement from the Township.
“Marlboro’s credit is officially the highest grade available in the marketplace”, stated Mayor Jonathan Hornik. “This means that our taxpayers benefit from the lowest possible costs for road, parks and recreation and other capital improvements.” Read the rest of this entry »Posted: September 13th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Monmouth County News | Tags: AAA Bond rating, Marlboro, Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Standard and Poors | 1 Comment »
Marlboro Mayor Jonathan Hornik says that two alleged bias incidents in his Township are a product of a post-election environment that allows people “with hate in their heart” to express that hatred in ways that are not appropriate.
Hornik said that since Election Day, a sidewalk on Ryan Road has been vandalized with a swastika and that a customer of the Costco on Texas Road was questioned by another customer about his religion. “Are you a muslim?” the man was asked twice in a firm manner, according to a facebook post that the mayor referenced.
Both incidents are being investigate by the Marlboro Police Department.
In a letter to the Marlboro Community posted on facebook, Hornik celebrated the religious and ethic diversity of Marlboro and expressed his sadness and disappointment in recent incidents demonstrating “hate based on this same diversity.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Donald Trump, Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News | Tags: Bias crime, Cheri Jacobus, Corey Lewadowski, Donald Trump, Jon Hornik, Larocca Horinik Rosen Greenberg and Blaha, Marlboro, Marlboro hate crimes, Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News, President Elect Donald J. Trump | 3 Comments »
UPDATE: Mayor Hornik cancelled. Art will be discussing the gas tax, the VP debate, the Presidential election and maybe the 2017 gubernatorial race with Tommy.
Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik and MMM publisher Art Gallagher will appear together in studio on the TommyG Show this afternoon at 3.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Art Gallagher, Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News | Tags: Art Gallagher, Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News, Tommy G Show | Comments Off on Hornik and Gallagher on the radio with TommyG this afternoon
Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal is publicly calling for Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik to run for governor in 2017.
In a Letter to the Editor published on APP.com, Gopal sings Hornik’s praises as a “socially conscious and fiscally ressponsible” Democrat who was elected in three time in a town that voted for Chris Christie for Governor and Steve Lonegan for U.S. Senate over Cory Booker in 2013. Gopal said that should Hornik run for governor, he would have Vin’s unwavering support.
I wonder how Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, Senate President Steve Sweeney and former Ambassador to Germany Phil Murphy, all presumed Democratic candidates for governor who have contributed generously to Gopal’s Monmouth County Democratic campaigns, feel about this.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News, Vin Gopal | Tags: 2017 Gubernatorial race, Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Monmouth County News, Phil Murphy, Steve Fulop, Steve Sweeney, Vin Gopal | 11 Comments »